Owls Advance To Sunday's C-USA Final With 1-0 Win Over LA Tech
Season-Best Win Streak Now Five-Consecutive Matches; Hughes Scores In Sixth-Straight Game
Rice -- Redshirt junior... Outstanding talent looking to bounce back from a season-ending injury for the second time in her collegiate career... Healthy return gives Rice a formidable front line... Constantly puts defenses under pressure... Gained a great deal of knowledge and experience in time spent with various regional teams... 2006: Started the first four games to help the Owls begin the season with a 3-0-1 record... Missed three weeks before returning to the field for the Conference USA opener against UCF (Sept. 29), her final appearance of the season... Scored the game-winning goal in the 78th minute of the 3-2 come-from behind win over Mississippi State... Has the second-most game-winning goals in school history (7)... Took a season-high four shots on the road at Army... Maintained a .656 shots-on-goal percentage... Played 98 minutes in a start at Penn... 2005: Central Region All-Freshman (SoccerBuzz); National Team of the Week (Oct. 25, SoccerBuzz, Soccer America); All-Conference USA (second team); C-USA All-Freshman; Twice named the C-USA offensive player of the week (Aug. 29 and Oct.25)... Named Owls' most valuable player on offense and earned the team's award as the leading scorer (35 points)... Established the new Rice record for points in a single season and tied the mark for points in a game (6)... Set a new school record for goals in a season (14) and tied the existing marks for goals in a game (3) and shots on goal in a season (29)... Tied for fifth in the conference in goals... Shared the league lead in game-winning goals (5), the most in school history... Ranked among the league leaders with seven assists... One of only three players on the team to start all 21 games... Scored the game-winning goal in the 2-1 upset over 24th-ranked Auburn on opening day... Scored in each of the team's first three games of the season before scoring twice on just five shots against Texas Southern... Logged three goals in the regular season win over UTEP and had two in C-USA victories over Southern Miss and Tulane... Fired eight shots at the Green Wave... Had five or more shots in a game five times... Maintained a .558 shots on goal percentage... Notched seven assists, including a season-best two in a win over Texas State... 2004: Started the first four games of the year as a true freshman before suffering a leg injury on Sept. 5 (at Northwestern State)... Scored the game's lone goal in the 1-0 road win at crosstown rival Houston on the opening day of the season... Became only the third Owl in school history to score a goal in the first game of her collegiate career... Averaged 2.25 shots per game... Maintained a .556 shots-on-goal percentage... Worked hard in a rehabilitation program to bounce back from the injury.
Club -- Key player for Challenge 85-86... Attended 2004 U-19 National camp... Member of the Region III Olympic developmental program (ODP) Team... Played on the 2002 ODP national championship squad... Among the scoring leaders on a host of regional all-star teams and ODP events.
High School -- 2004 graduate of nearby Lamar in Houston... Earned all-District 17-5A honors as a freshman forward... Joined the Challenge club's travel squad in 2001 in lieu of further prep competition... Coached by Craig Moseley... Was also recruited by Duke, Vanderbilt, Texas and Texas A&M.
Personal -- Full Name: Caitlin Mackenzie Robbins. Birthdate: May 6, 1986, at Houston. Parents: Michael and Judy Robbins of Houston.
Year GP/GS Shots Goals Asst. Points GWG
2004 4/4 9 1 0 2 1
2005 21/21 52 14 7 35 5
2006 5/4 8 1 0 2 1
Totals 30/29 69 16 7 39 7
Hughes Signs Pro Contract
01/20/2016 - Rice senior Lauren Hughes, the 2015 C-USA co-Player of the Year and owner of a host of school records, has signed to play professionally overseas...
More Individual Postseason Honors For Rice Soccer
12/21/2015 - With senior Lauren Hughes leading the way as the No. 60 ranked collegiate player in the nation, and No. 1 in Conference USA, a total of three Owls ...
Dugall Earns C-USA Spirit of Service Award
12/16/2015 - Rice soccer player Kara Dugall was one of 14 Conference USA student-athletes to receive the league's fall Spirit of Service Award, C-USA...
Two Rice Soccer Players Earn All-Region Honors
12/03/2015 - Rice's Lauren Hughes and Jasmine Isokpunwu were named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) 2015 All-Central Region teams, ...
Hargreaves & Hughes Named To C-USA Soccer...
11/05/2015 - Holly Hargreaves and Lauren Hughes have both been named to the 2015 Conference USA Women's Soccer All-Academic Team, the league office announced...
Soccer Team Falls In Opening-Round At C-USA...
11/04/2015 - The Rice soccer team held a 21-10 advantage in shots and 4-1 margin in corner kicks, but Middle Tennessee slipped away with a 1-0 win over the Owls...
Hughes Leads Six Owls In C-USA Postseason Honors
11/03/2015 - On the eve of defending its Conference USA Soccer Championship from a year ago, Rice senior Lauren Hughes has been tabbed as the 2015 C-USA co-Offe...
Rice Gets Rematch With Blue Raiders Wednesday...
11/02/2015 - The Rice soccer team meets Middle Tennessee on Wednesday (Nov. 4) in the opening game of the annual C-USA Championship. Start time against the Blue...
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